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Casa El Mirador

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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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1424 W 2nd St, The Dalles, OR 97058-3512
+1 541-298-7388
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Carnitas are excellent which is my way to tell a good Mexican restaurant. Although I have eaten here many times with family and friends. All the traditional Mexican dishes. Great service.

Thank Gary W
White Salmon, Washington
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301 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, is all I have to say! Casa El Mirador is the Bomb. They acknowledge my birthday with a discount coupon every year. I am a loyal fan and that is one of the reasons why. Spectacular food and service is another reason! If you like to be treated to excellent service with fantastic food then this is just what... More 

Thank ttocsnodrog_2000
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I'm from San Diego where excellent Mexican food is easy to find. If Casa el Mirador was located there, they wouldn't last long. But, for The Dalles, it's pretty good Mexican food. The Patron margaritas were average but you get a lot. Our food was also average. My wife had an uninspired, yet fresh-tasting, bean tostada. I had vegetable fajitas... More 

Thank PhotoCitizen
The Dalles, Oregon
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My Wife and I eat here regularly and we have found it to always be very good. The service is always top notch and even when their parking lot is full they have room. I would recommend this as a go to place for lunch, dinner or a meeting as they have a big room for banquets.

Thank Fredsmith69
Stayton, Oregon
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The restaurant is clean and well decorated. The staff is well-trained and knows how to relate to customers. The menu is extensive with some items not normally found in a Mexican restaurant. I ordered camerones majo del ajo. They were not as garlicy as most places, which was a little disappointing, because I really like garlic. There were a lot... More 

Thank Schersand
Dallesport, Washington
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a fun place, a family business with a great staff & easy to find right off the freeway. They have wonderful food & quite a variety on the menu. I would recommend the raspberry smoothie for kids & adults, delicious.

Thank _jeanchrry
Baltimore, Maryland
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615 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The menu extends beyond the usual tacos and burritos, to mole and seafood dishes, which is very welcome. The spice levels of the dishes also seemed authentic, although the wine list is 100% Columbia River Gorge! The setting is quite comfortable, although not fancy. A god place to bring children.

Thank Wanderlust777
The Dalles, Oregon
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

A group of us had lunch here recently and I was disappointed by the food. The tortilla chips were stale - likely left-over from the previous day. Casa does offer a buffet, but I was looking more for something from the menu. I thought that the fish tacos with mahi-mahi sounded good. Each taco had two little thumbnail-size pieces of... More 

Thank YinzGuy
The Dalles, Oregon
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Standard Mexican fare along with an ambitious menu of specialties. Delicious. Great Margaritas. Cute interior, well done.

Thank EverydayPriestess
Albany, Oregon
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502 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

After a long day's drive, our hotel in The Dalles, recommended Casa El Mirador for a delicious Mexican dinner. They were right, it was so very good! There is plenty of good parking in their lot for patrons. We walked into the lobby, and were greeted by friendly staff and quickly seated at a table. The restaurant was so very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1424 W 2nd St, The Dalles, OR 97058-3512
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  The Dalles
  • Phone Number: +1 541-298-7388
Family Owned Mexican Restaurant, Large selection of Mexican Favorites & Sea Food.
Full Bar & Lottery Room
Banquet Room
Catering Weddings and Special Events
Take Out
Large Groups
Large Parking Lot
Patio Dining

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?